Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum

Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum
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Our police collection is a small part of the Simms Collection which was founded in 1953 by Ross Simms, (a local resident) while he was a serving police officer. Winchcombe’s Police Collection opened in 1983 in the Old Court Room of the Town Hall.

On display we have British and International police uniforms, caps, helmets, badges, truncheons, handcuffs and other equipment. Uniforms range from a rare 1835 “Peeler” in his tall stovepipe hat to the modern Cheltenham (USA) policeman.

We have uniforms from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Italy, New Zealand, Germany, USA, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and the former USSR.

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Opening hours

1 April to 31 October, Monday to Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00
Last admission half an hour before closing times

Admission charges

Adults £2.00
Students and children £1.00
Under 5's Free
Senior Citizens £1.50
Families £5.00

A folk collection which deals with the fascinating history of Winchcombe and its people. A police collection including British and International uniforms and equipment both historic and modern. Family and local history folders and information.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Law and Order, Social History

Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum
Old Town Hall
GL54 5LJ




01242 609151

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